EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970- #33: ” IF I WERE A CARPENTER”- JOHNNY CASH AND JUNE CARTER

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970- #33: “If I Were A Carpenter”- Johnny Cash and June Carter. January 24, 1970.

  • Single: “If I Were A Carpenter”- Johnny Cash and June Carter
  • Record Company- Columbia
  • Genre: Country
  • Written by Tim Hardin
  • Time: 2:57
  • B-side: “”Cause I Love You”
  • Album- Hello, I’m Johnny Cash
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked: #36 spent 8 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100

The duet between Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter went to #2 on the country singles chart and won them a Grammy for Best Country Duo Vocal. Johnny had 5 Hot 100 singles in 1970 with 2 of them making the Top 40. “Sunday Morning Coming Down” would win the CMA Song Of The Year Award that year.

“If I Were A Carpenter” written by folk singer Tim Hardin was a hit for Bobby Darin #8 1966, Four Tops #20 in 1968, Bob Seger #76 in 1972 and Leon Russell #73 in 1974. Robert Plant also recorded it in 1993. Hardin’s version of his song came out in 1967 on his second album. Tim Hardin died of a heroin overdose at 39 in December 1980.

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